"How I Became a Capitalist: The Lookout Records Story, Part One"
by Larry Livermore
Written July 1994.
Published in Lookout magazine #39 (Summer 1994).
History of the origin of Lookout Records, a seminal Berkeley, California label that helped drive the second wave of punk rock in America during the decade of the 1990s. Best known for their release of the first two albums by Green Day and for releases by bands such as Operation Ivy, Screeching Weasel, The Queers, and Mr. T Experience, the label went off the rails during the first decade of the 21st Century and effectively ceased production in 2005, giving up the ghost at last in 2010.
Lawrence Livermore (nee Larry Hayes) was a co-founder of Lookout and the chief of the label during its halcyon days of 1993 to 1997. This account was first published in Livermore's fanzine, Lookout, in 1994 and was republished to the web at his larrylivermore.com
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